Matthew Bridgham’s music interacts with the formal and tonal traditions of the common practice period, refracted through a lens wholly his own.
Matthew has worked with William Bolcom, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Hannah Lash, Gabriela Lena Frank, Derek Bermel, Joan Tower, and Libby Larsen. His music has been performed at the American Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, New York Festival of Song, the Shandelee Music Festival, the Midwest Composers Symposium, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival where his recently completed Sonata for violin and piano (2016-17) was premiered for an intimate audience of peers and colleagues.
Matthew is in the post-residential phase of his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Music Composition at the Yale School of Music. A new work for Indianapolis-based Ronen Chamber Ensemble is set to be premiered this fall, and a new work for cello and piano for Yale colleague, Eric Adamshick, is slated for Spring 2018. Matthew currently lives in New Haven with his endlessly supportive wife, Jessica, and his floppy ragdoll kitty cat, Walter, where he maintains an active private studio, accompaniment engagements, and teaches composition, theory, and piano at the Educational Center for the Arts (ECA).